They deleted the ENTIRE thread.
This is why we screen cap such things.
Between CCU melting and LTI, these were incentives for original new money.
Which meant less new money.
Now that CIG is DESPERATE for new money, they put in new restrictions to curb and/or eliminate this.
Yes, it’s despicable. Imagine if EA, Activision, Ubisoft etc, pulled a stunt like this.
The JPEG life cycle in pictures.
No new money.
e.g. Aurora MR-Avenger Titan CCU converts an MR ($25) to a Titan ($50).
Before they changed it, you could do it for free and only paid the diff in cost.
And over 50% of the ships being traded aren't even in the game - at all.
Yet, as they did last week, they keep creating new JPEGs to sell. Thus increasing scope.
So, many of them would buy multiple amounts of the same ship|vehicle, keep them, then later melt|CCU|sell (Grey market) at a later date when something new comes along.
So CIG slowly started walking everything back, trading good will for cash.
So this LTI fiasco was the latest.
Out of thin air, and not in the game's scope or design, they create new JPEGs to sell. Which is what they just did with the Hercules.
They fast tracked those vehicles, ahead of previous JPEGs they sold as far back as 2015 and which were still NOT in the game.
They rushed both vehicles into 3.0; and they neither work, nor are backers even using them because there's nothing to do with them other than drive them around, fall over (shoddy physics) and take HD screen shots.
Aside from fact that 3.0 was the worse build ever.
Then they started selling JPEGs of tanks.
Soon, they will start selling JPEGs of naval craft, for a game that currently has no water bodies.
But it's totally not a scam though.
We've captured it, and also put it on death watch.
A bunch of backers bought several "copies". Of a JPEG. Then later used CCU to better ships.
It was pitched as a "news" van. For a game that doesn't have ANY of that game mechanic.
Still NOT in the game.
They raised over $250K within 48hrs of the sale.
From selling a JPEG filled with promised of future functionality, thus - again - increasing the scope of the project.